Hitting the 500th home run is the dream of every Major League Baseball player. Miguel Cabrera, who plays for the Detroit Tigers, is the 28th Major League Baseball player to achieve this milestone. He reached the milestone on August 22nd, 2021, during the match against the Toronto Blue Jays, which ended in a 5-3 home win.
Miguel becomes the sixth player born outside the United States to hit the 500th career home run. Other players outside the USA who have hit the 500th home run include Pujols, Palmeiro, Sammy Sosa, Manny Ramirez, and David Ortiz. It is worth noting that Cabrera is the first player from Detroit Tigers to hit the milestone.
What next for Miguel Cabrera?
The sky is the limit for Cabrera. Now that he has joined the long list of players on the 500th home run list, he should set sight on another iconic mark such as the 600th or 700th home run.